Stainless Steel Square Bar 316/316L (True Bar)

Type 316/316L stainless is 304/304L modified with the addition of Molybdenum. This addition gives 316/316L better corrosion resistance in salt and seawater while improving strength at elevated temperatures. Increase in hardness and strength can be achieved by cold working. True bar implies a rolled bar product as opposed to being cut from sheet steel.




Widely used in paper, textile, and chemical industries where parts are subject to corrosive effect of salts and reducing acids. Although not stabilized at very high temperatures its reasonable fatigue and tensile properties at elevated temperatures make it useful in some aircraft applications. Lower Magnetic Permeability makes it attractive for some instrument applications. Used in food and manufacture of pharmaceuticals because minimal metallic contamination.

How To Measure:

T (Thickness) X W (Width)

  • Iron 82
  • Carbon .08 max
  • Manganese 2.00 max
  • Phosphorus .040 max
  • Sulphur .030 max
  • Silicon 1.0 max
  • Chrome 16.00/18.00
  • Nickel 10.00/14.00
  • Molybdenum 2.00/3.00
  • Nitrogen .10 max
Mechanical Properties:
  • Tensile Strength = 90,000 PSI
  • Yield Strength = 45,000 PSI min
  • % Elongation = (2") 35% min

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